Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!


I am thrilled to announce that JEFFREY THE JITTERY GIRAFFE, just won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award! Thank you, Pinnacle, for this honor and award!

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Jeffrey The Jittery Giraffe
    Janice Spina  


Jeffrey is a nervous giraffe due to a terrible storm on the day of his birth. He remembers that day and is frightened of any kind of noise or unexpected things happening to him. His mother tells him that he is stronger than he thinks.

One day Jeffrey meets another giraffe who needs his help. Read this story in rhyme and find out what important lesson Jeffrey learns when he thinks of others before himself.

Amazon Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars
An Important Lesson Is Learned!
January 22, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Jeffrey is a scared little giraffe who worries too much. Afraid of his own shadow, he clings to his mother. But smart Mama taught him a little trick: a poem he could say when he was frightened. It did not help until one day, something unpredictable happened. It changed Jeffrey’s attitude and provided the solution that the little giraffe needed.

I must admit, I love Janice Spina’s books, and I am sure children love them too. In this particular book, children will learn how to solve problems and find solutions.

Through the strong narrative, the author conveys a great message to young kids, teaching them how to overcome their insecurity and self-doubts, while building self-esteem and self-confidence. It is a great reminder that there is no limit to improving yourself, and that it always pays to be kind and sensitive to the needs of others.

Children will relate to the simple illustrations done in a child-friendly manner, created by John Spina. They complement Janice’s story, which flows easily and effortlessly.

Wonderful teamwork!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another delightful story by Janice Spina
May 29, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Jeffrey is a nervous young giraffe because he constantly remembers the day when he was born. There was a loud, scary thunderstorm that day so any noise at all made Jeffrey afraid. His mama taught him a little rhyme to repeat whenever he was scared, but it didn’t seem to help. One day something happens that changes everything for him and Jeffrey learns an important lesson. This is another delightful book by Janice Spina and children will love it. They’ll enjoy learning about Jeffrey’s problem, and especially about the valuable solution. I highly recommend this entertaining story.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars
A self-confidence boost for kids!
June 20, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Ms. Janice Spina, a prolific writer of children’s books as well as books for young adults and adults, does it again. In “Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe”, she created a lovely character, through whom she imparts a wonderful message to young kids and teaches them how to overcome self-limiting jitters and reminds them of the reward inherent in being kind to others. Lovely illustrations by John Spina. Great husband and wife teamwork!

If you have a child that is afraid of loud noises or just shy check out this book to help him overcome his/her fears. All Jemsbooks are written in rhyme for young children with life lessons that encourage children to be kind to one another, accept differences, respect elders, parents and each other, believe in oneself, and thinks of others before yourself.

Jeffrey is available as are all Jemsbooks on:


Barnes & Noble (children’s books)

Barnes & Noble (Novels 18+)

Thank you, readers, for stopping by to hear about my award and let me shamelessly promote this book. I appreciate your kind support always and welcome reviews!


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Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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44 Responses to Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

  1. Darlene says:


  2. Aw, great news, Janice! So happy for you! HOORAY! and CONGRATULATIONS! ♥

  3. Congratulations Janice. that is wonderful.

  4. Mary Smith says:

    Congratulations! So pleased for you 🙂

  5. Marcia says:

    Super news, Janice! Congratulations! 🙂 ❤

  6. macjam47 says:

    What fantastic news, Janice! Congratulations!! Love and hugs. 💗🤗💐

  7. Sue Vincent says:

    Fabulous, Janice 🙂

  8. mihrank says:

    Congratulations and well deserved!!

  9. David Liscio says:

    Janice that’s quite an honor. Congratulations. Looks like you’ll have to redo Jeffrey’s cover to add the gold seal!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, David. Yes, John will work on that for me. After all, he is the illustrator. Haha! I will be adding your book to my TBR soon. I am slowly getting through my list – still have a long list to go through because I keep adding more. Sigh. Hope all is well with you. 🤗

  10. Mae Clair says:

    Awesome news, Janice. Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations Janice. That is terrific news 🌼

  12. Congratulations, Janice! That’s just awesome. Cheers to you! 🙂

  13. Amy Caudill says:

    Congratulations, Janice! You so earned this!

  14. Many congratulations, Janice. That’s great news. I hope there have been some celebrations? 🥂

  15. Jennie says:

    That is wonderful, Janice!

  16. Congratulations, Janice – you are really an inspiration!

  17. dgkaye says:

    Huge congrats Janice! What an honor! ❤ xxx

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